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Houston Outlaws release Assistant Coach as OpTic Gaming shakeup continues

Published: 9/Oct/2018 11:12 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:31

by Joe O'Brien

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Houston Outlaws assistant coach Kyle ‘KyKy’ Souder has parted ways with the team.

The move ends a rather brief spell with the team for KyKy, who joined the Outlaws towards the end of Season One, having spent the first three stages as head coach of a struggling Dallas Fuel.

So far, the Outlaws have made fairly minimal changes to their team for Season Two. The three players that left the roster were those that saw minimal play-time in Season One, though two remain with the organization in different capacities. 

Only one player has been added to the Outlaws roster so far, with Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz joining from San Francisco Shock. The team has two spots remaining to fill if it chooses to, with the free agent signing window having opened to all teams on October 8.

KyKy’s departure is the latest in a series of changes across the Infinite Esports & Entertainment group, which includes OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws. KyKy himself alluded to his departure being connected to more widespread change at the organization.

Other recent changes include the departure of League of Legends General Manager Romain Bigeard, and Infinite’s Director of International Development Ali ‘Alicus’ Saba. OpTic Gaming also parted ways with their DotA 2 team in the wake of a top-8 finish at The International 2018.

In Overwatch, the organization also recently suffered a setback after their academy team, GGEA, was removed from Contenders NA for missing the roster deadline. 

Many have speculated that the turmoil within Infinite Esports & Entertainment began when they cut ties with one of their investors, Steven Hays, following his arrest over an alleged attack on his wife, potentially resulting in some financial troubles for the organization.

More recently, OpTic content creator Hitch suggested that owner and CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez could return to a more active role in the organization, following a slightly more hands-off period in the wake of OpTic’s acquisition.

Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.